Tag Archives: Washington County

Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the state, none were classified as stressed on a new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System developed by the state Comptroller’s Office. The Town of Hampton received […]

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Dept. of public safety honors Zinn

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By Jaime Thomas Ashlee Zinn deals with life and death situations on a daily basis. The Granville native works as a communications officer for the Washington County Department of Public Safety and handles emergency calls during every shift. So what was recently a routine part of her day was a crucial, life-saving moment for one […]

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Rizzo remembered for serving others

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By Jaime Thomas There’s no question about it that Salvatore Rizzo liked to help out. He was dedicated, handy and knew how to make people laugh. Still active in the fire department and the community, he died last week at his home. He was 77. Originally from Hawthorne, N.Y., Rizzo started his 60 years of […]

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Talegatorz to perform Friday night

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It’s time for some “talegating” in RiversideVeteransMemorial Park. The Talegatorz Old Time Jazz Band is the next act on the Music in the Park summer concert series and will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. The band performs old time and traditional jazz from the turn of the 20th century through […]

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Jury indicts 6 in robbery that led to shooting

A Washington County grand jury has indicted six people in connection with a robbery that fueled a shooting at a local trailer park in April. Three men from New York City, two women from Whitehall, and a woman from Vermont, were all charged in connection with the robbery, which occurred about four hours before the […]

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USS Ticonderoga weedy no more

Weeds removed STANDALONE

Supervisor George Armstrong couldn’t justify paying a private company to remove the weeds growing around the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, so he decided to do it himself. Armstrong, with some help from his nephew, Michael Wade, and two local high school students  interning at his farm, removed weeds and other vegetation that had become entangled in the […]

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Hampton shows support for Head Start

The Town of Hampton formally threw its support behind Washington County Head Start. The town board unanimously endorsed a request by the beleaguered organization to include the community on a letter urging Congress to reconsider spending cuts that have left the program in dire straits. The Washington County Head Start program has seen a $201,371 […]

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Supervisors debate support for SUNY Adirondack

A handful of Washington County Supervisors are questioning whether the county should continue to sponsor SUNY Adirondack even as the number of local students attending the institution increases. Warren and Washington Counties sponsor the college and each makes a monetary contribution based on representative student enrollment. SUNY Adirondack’s proposed operational budget would see the county’s […]

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County plans to sell Hartford landfill property

By Jaime Thomas Ending a 20-year ordeal between the town of Hartford and Washington County, the nearly 500 acres slated to be the Eldridge Lane landfill will be up for sale. Officials are tentatively planning to sell the spot as three different lots on an online auction. The county purchased three separate parcels in Hartford […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]